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aHH?? ' THE BTTRLNQ-TON FREE PKESSmiDAY MOBNIN & APRIL 2g X661
GEO. TT. & G. G. BENEDICT.
Editors aw rsorsizroM.
jyjer trrmi f F7JH
FRIDAY MORNING, AfRIL 26, IS6I.
Tho greatest danger to the country that
of discord and apathy at the North is over.
The border States may now leave in a body,
if they can ; Jeff. Davis may capture and
barn "Washington, if ho is able; but the
Constitution trill be sustained, and the
Union restored. The North is rising with a
unanimity and might which can accomplish
We cannot afford Fpacc to the thousand
accounts of regiments raised, money contrib
uted, supplies provided, which come from all
quarters- Of course it talcs time to equip
and put in motion large bodies of men, and
come impatient souls may complain because
a hundred thousand armed and disciplined
soldiers cannot e manufactured ana marched
to Washington nt ono. out of the 300,000
raw recruits who have offered themselves.
But we see little ground for present
complaint, and none for discouragement
Every Free State i arming as fast as posible.
Massachusetts nobly leads tho van. Gov.
Andrew, with a foresight which the other
Governors appear not to have eharec.
months eince commenced preparations
Tor just such an emergency as this.
Ucr militia system has been more riP-cU
ively sustained than that of any other rtnir.
Tho consequence is that lour thommd
Massachusetts troops aro already at the posts
of danger. The promptness of tho Old lUy
State may have already made just thf differ
ence between the retention and the 1-s of j
Washington. And she has plenty more ni'-n
to send if they are wanted. The attnek at
Baltimore has fired the blood oi every man,
and Massachusetts would like nothing better
than tho task of taking and holding Mary
land and the highway to the Capitol,gaiust
all comers. Rhode Island is by her side and
their example is stirring their sister states t-i
their utmost efforts. We trust that Vermont
will not be far behind.
mr, mask off.
Adverting to the conduct of Virginia, the
K. Y. Commercial says :
' "We did not over-estimate the importanco
of tecuring the line of tho Baltimore and
unio rauroaa, wnen, a lew aays sine
directed attention to that subject. At tlit
very time tho insurrectionists of Virginia
were preparing to attack Harper "e Ferri
Tocir Droceedincs at Richmond cxc4.
ny wtiiT ntirnKp i u nnw urn v man pn
possible, these enacted at (harle&ton in Gi-
A n..HM. ...nvnanA ...
tecresv there i no commrisJn between thm.
It seems that the secret conclave of disunion-
ists called to assemble at iiicnmond on tii-
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thirteenth, torvd the convention to dr
.the State out of tbc Union, under peril nt iff
members' rtt. ' This wai not enough . for
the conspirator, wliilo notifying thoir pouth
crn aeociat of the result, kept the mutti r
a profound 6ecrt;t from the North, until tfn-y
had made prejiaratioae for tlic capture f tit
Harper's Ferry arsenal."'
Secret treachery is worn: than op?n rcbt-1-lion.
Virginia has l?cn a more dangcroui.
enemy than South Carolina. Petulant, fiery,
and full of brag, South Carolina threw down
her glove and defied the government.
Virginia talked much of oomprom'n!. and
called loudly for peace oonfeiences. Y t uli
fho wanted wat. t d.vida and tvenkeo the
Fupjwrtera of the government, and t ?r'ir
time for the MTsionists to lnatwre th-ir
plans and give effert to their treason. T.ni
many wert- becuiied by her piiKeMcex. ewn
though they were disgusted with her ar-r-enne"
and elfiJHnlW. But the luiw-k i.
now. For many king yearn Virginia pvlitiriiiij!
havebeOM w.hw unewies tjmr oaninn
has had mute wire domineerinj;, none ih r"
,.rrur- ,MM1 MJf HVrtr.r fjr dffiec and
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profit, and. uiWortunntely. hardly any
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mnuentxai. in tne uayK n una -.
Virginia had n.tble en attd noMe jiairif't;
among her rtnteemen, men v.-Wn lmd their
cuntry morn than esir, liberty more tttaii
des-potism. V different kind ni'-n now
rule and ruin that State, and liavt' d.i' all
rule ana ruin tntii cuii, ana iiavt- u.hh- u
they can to ruin thoir country. Tliey &U
r .i m r .i ? j .:
reap of the fruit of their own evil doing.
and there will lie none to pity tbeiu.
THE UMOX SEXTIMLNT IN TISXASs.
We are permitted to copy the folljwinj:
extract from a private letter, frmn a citiz 'u
of ime of the principal towns in Texnt .
April 3, 161.
'There ere tbou-awb of true men in Texas, who
will never, never rive op the Union atid the eli-
rioua Stars and Mnpes, and uuIos mstt"r hrr
aed np, there will ultimately be a revolution
The rccesionipt Ined every ivaj t jet the U. S.
solaiers to desert and tul sr m taetr arinv. Iml
tbeT are all true a steal pivo oouipiuli of
cavaliy marched through town this mnruing, with
rplcndid band mounted on horseback. Tuo cit
ixcnr came out witb U. 5. riags, acd such cheering
for the stsrn and stripes 1 never heard befure. I
never cheered with uch good wilt before
We copy in this connection, from the
Wc-jdctock Standard, an interesting latter
from the same State. We are well acquaint
ed with the writer and kn jw him to be as
truthful as he is manly and patriotic His
statement that "a ferocious mmnri.'y" havn
controlled tlif section movement, is doubU
less the exact and simple truth.
nouli: LirrrEn rnoi the .south
The following extract" are taken from a
letter from a gentleman who resides in the
South and is owner of very larco projrty
there. He is a man f luu llicnce, and
knows whrwd ho speaks
Marcu 16th, 1801.
" The great idea ol ' Pickens and e-teul-ings'
controls the present despots of the
country, and they have carried into practice
their convictions of duty much to the ad
vantage of thfir pockets.
" I have had, perhaps, a? good an oppor
tunity to judge of present affairs as any man
in the country having been in the States of
Louisiana, Alabama, lexas, riorida, and
having been present near by Fort Pickens i
during all the troubles there, uud daily teen j
men from all parts of the country and have
been inumato with many leading secession
ist. I have formed my opiniou without pre
judice and only with a desire to get at the
truth ; and I want to pr claim everywhere
that a more wicked ana disastrous humbug
than secession never sprung from tho minds
of fiends. I cannot in a dozen letters give
you any just appreciation of the hellish arts
hy which it has been accomplished. Trick
ery stratagem .:oe threat intimidation
false representations of all kinds the
press bought up or intimidated secret
armed societies formed Northern tiaiers
prohibited usurpations of power whenever
possible and every villainous art and vio- !
lent act that can be suggested by the mana- !
TO-i.nt nf Vw mr, 'i'h. tKt
zfcrouous min .. j controlled everything, j
Tnev tnld tn rwr. ttit oTnTi trod ni. !
ce5ary to fchc-w us wc were iu earnest and j
then we wonld -ret exr rtshts. ra favorite ex- '
nreESlon li and then w Anlrl h m,1 I
again' but as Boon as secession took place, I
they said 'you can't go back and we never !
yo . for they are weak and moneyless,' and
tuifi last ugamat was tras, for was sot
James Buchanan, that fool of a traitor, the
President land leagued with traitors? 1
believe if the people of each of the seceded
states were to-day allowed a fair voto, every
one would Tote" for Union by overwhel
ming majorities, except perhaps, that
little military despotism, South
Carolina. The reaction has al
ready commenced. This city went for
Union notwithstanding stuffed ballot boxes
by about 30 majority because a few men
were bold enough to advocate tho right at
the risk of being called abolitionists. incre
is no traitor's blood in my veins it ami
what 1 think, ana tuey nave nun
yet. neajtSi J
wJirdtJSlciaredby the , Gov
ern tot ought to have protected us
eke it would never have happened. The
cSmandcr of this department, General
Twiprs, played into their hands, gave in
formation of everything removed all the
Boldicrs from here but one company and so
let (or rather helped) tho Texans steal
.cl.400,000 worth of property, besides
- - . . ... ..!. in trn tn n
agreeing and ordering that all the troops
should leave tnc country, iv nat couia of
ficers and soldiers do when betrayed by their
General ? He has been struck iroin tho rolls
as 'traitor and coward," and served him
right. The officers and men arc all brave
and loyal. Captain King, when Twiggs
was going to order him to givo up his arras,
buckled on his sword, and said he "would
die with his men first," and his men, (tW in
number, wanted him to lead them against
the Texas army of 1500 men, who bad tbem
cooped up in the barracks (by Twiggs' con
nivance.) Capt. llill on the Rio Grande,
when called on to surrender by 800 Texans
told them to to Hell," and if they re
peated the proposition he would havo them
nitnn. ('ant. French said, "be
fore he would obey Twigg order to surrenue
er his battery of Flying Artillery, he would
r.-ut rthrnucrh Texas with his com-
,.ot.T." ot.h finmuld have done it. AH the
-Oilier? aro roin:r away however, and it if
the worst ihmg that ever happened to west
What is already the result of this secession
business ? Hundreds of Indians are scour
ing the country, killing and plundering.
Yesterday thev drove off all tho stock in a
whole county (county of Atascosa) thirty
mile from here, and tbov will won 1ms on all
-idfi. of the eitv. 2so man has a cent of
iu'ncy. Thousands who thought themselves
rich are reduced to poverty. Neither land
or any other property is worth anything."
MECTIXCOP THE LADIES or BCU
L.IXCTOX. The meeting of the Ladies at the Ameri
can yesterday afternoon,was a large andinter
eting one. The Ladies of Burlington proffer
their services with a will, and what they
undertake to di is always done well. We
eu-j.iin the official report of the meeting.
Monday, April 22, 161 .
The meeting of the Ladies of Burlington, held
at Mr. Drew's this attcrnoon was large and enthu
etattic It was called to order by Mrs. J . II.
Mp. G. tV. Benedict was elected President of
I the meetiag, and Mrs. P. Doomttlb, Secrets'y.
: Toe hsine of the M-engwn then opened by
I a wrier f resolutions offered by Mrr PvlitUe.
i solution" ab follows
i Tbt horror? rf a civil vrar are actually
i nm m d our husbawk. brothers. Eons and
! r;t'.MM "e suddenly called to endure the
j dearTES d
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I P'"itfl, That Hhil we deplore the rres'ut
; J.ltHn of paT beIJ M1IntrT. 'M.
anlippv eoedittoD of rur beloved country, wec'ii-
iier tl a high privilege U exert ourselves in licr
wirrie , and tbt now, in her boor of pm'. r
will md ny sjcrifioe luthio our pnwr in hrr
' iVj.Wrrrf,Tinit Uio;e who n'lly volunUer t fight
i mdelense t.1 uur National Flag.sud in vindieation
: f uur Natiunal Honor, have a claim upon our
gratitude which we can never forget, and the sense
of whiea wc cannot adequately express.
, . twitted. That as goe manifestation of the in-
leoity "f our feelings of reverence and love to
warx the nonoied Flag f ur Country, the emblem
of all that is sacred in nor National history .and of
our feelings of gratitude tuwards those noble sons
now preparing to fignt UDder iff sacred folds; and
uiirf pirtieulaily, as an expression of our interest
in t. f v..luBto rs from this towD, we, the ladies
.f rnrliagtan, aK4l ebeerfulij: uflfbr our vcrnece
. HMxrt in prptriug such garuiccU for t-be coin
p.iate now ionniag m this plae. as nia v bo need
ed by tin hi, and to assist (hem in getting ready
for ferriee in oy way w hicb may bo indicated to
t'T ti e oftaers of raid companies.
And vt further rtmrtvr, That we will consider all
nmt lime mid mlltiar energies socred to this object,
nUl it ball beaecvmpliidicd, attd if need I, until
I the ead uf the war.
i Kttrh td, That committee of six be appointed
tu mooter wuh lieeuwunditig ofbecrs of tho oumpa-
me u what articlei1 arc neetioa lor we equip.
, auait vt the lunteers. an-1 Uok we cao aiwt
faeUvtly enauaefiee t r work .
, -ra, rlntioM e Hnaniiaouslv ad -i'iel
The following eown-iuees we.-o appointed
' For r9,fm? f. accoramg to r.w
I fim, ;.. (a ctuicittee of ix): Mr. P. W. 6a;tb,
:.,, , ,. , . v .
I Mrs .ParVr Mr. L. I ndTj, Mr. Js r .
HowaH, Mt .T N. Pomeiny. Mrs. N. Tucker
A rmmmi" ''" cutting nf th' girmm-, uf
tallows: Mrs. J. Pcroy, Mrs. Page, ir
6. E. Howard, Mi6e A. Wliite, Mn. T. Lowry,
1 .Mr. E. Lyman, .Mrr. Parker, Mri. Stetson, Mn.
. n. x wu, k. . wk, iuu. a. iiuivxv.
T- T.1-.. If T rM. ( T, T T" 1 .I
! Mra. PaagWn. Mrs. 1 Smith, Mrs. J. A. Shedd
I AlOammttltt te er rtrr vith thtr ftctrr rwrtio
ACvmmttlte to errfrr vith thtrfSctrrritprrlinf) e
Ftmf. Mrs. Jotbua Teung, Mrs. Henry Loomis,
Mrf. A L3gc, Mrs. Robbins.
A rule of tbanki to Mr. L. . Drew, was then
patscd for the use of bis pleasant and commodious
4ining-roem; and tbo meeting then adjourned
until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, when they
will RstenM in the Town Hall, ready for work.
Vie give on the 1st page a list of subscrip
tion made in this town on Friday and tho
i j(revioof evtninc, for the support of those
who might vohmtner. The amount was
bine-- that time the following additional
sulisoriptions have been made, and by a sub
oquont subscription, the committee are em
powered to apply from tho money, where
needful for the equipment of volunteers and
for their board while occupied in preparatory
drill. The subscription paper is at S. Hun
tington's Bookstore. Additions to it from
all who are ready to aid in this- jxmiofic
! work are invited
! C Wainwrigbt,
. Horace Loom if.
J D Allen,
It M Baretow,
G L Baritow,
G II Bigelow,
A S Dewey,
Tl 0 Cole,
II Hatch. -
.Edward Hungerford, 5U
Levi Underwood, 100
E R Hard,
Sam'I S Brown,
II P Hkkok,
, Henry Holle,
W H Vilas
S E Uotrard,
Thre is yet another Euhjcription list at
the same place, to provide tho means, when
necessary, for equipping now members of the
v iioa the Uo-vard
Guard. Ibis -iiliecrintion now umounts to
I'ATIIIOTISM OF THE UXIVER
, ,. S1TV.
An interesting scene transpired in the
University chapl Mombr ulternoon. After
the customary rhetorical exercises, tho stu
dents were requested to remain, and were
addressed by President Pease. lie told them,
as we are informed, that there was pro
bably no present need j0r them to march to
thcMipportof government ; but in expec
tation of & time, probbly not distant, when
thcytwuW be needed, he tdvb,cd them to
i0Tm a military company amonc themselves
. . . J J among tuemseives,
'heaadves witb the drill
and the use of arms. The fwnftmpnt!: i-itf.
an eloquent allusion to the Hag oi the Union,
r,. . . , '
wnica wuixwm in a. nay or iwo trcE a
flagstaff wbich is to be raised from iTe
dome of the CnlWe bnildin?. were re.eeivwi
-th tremendous applause by the students,
Kno almost to a man, burning to volun.
Correspondence of the Free Press.
LETTER FJtOtt NEW-YORK.
K-Tohk, Arril 20, 1SC1.
- i" al.. uToltAmpnt til IK
can bTC no iaaa w .
.. l .1- T rvntteM it
City ha been in for tno FW y-""-;.
km u ah " " couU be ?aittia' but th6 S
meetiDS this afternoon left it higher to-d.y. It
i. moft wonderful to see the unanimity of tie
people. A man who opposes the Government has
.bout as much chance as a mad-dog, and is about
as rare. I alwayf thought that the people would
be united, but this is fir beyond anything I ever
dreamed of. I am thankful it is so, for though
we are going through a Woody time, it will bring
nettled peace and victory for freedom. Amen.
There are hundreds of interesting incidents ana j
tirring things going on, which ono can't spend
'time to write. When are the Vermonters coming?
I am impatient for them. Massachusetts u first
in the field God bless her and sheds tne first
blood, and on the anniversary of tho battle o
Lexington' I am told too, that tho Uavis uuard
f Acton, which fought on Concotd Green 8G year s
ago, U a company in that 7th Regiment, which
fought its way through Ualtimoro yesterday.
What a coincidence ! How the Bay Stato wil
fire up under it! It mates one wild, almost, to
think over thise things. Well, the "wrongs al
ready loo long endured," ate in a fair way to bo
redressed. Southern men here are greatly amazed
at tho state of things, and say they always under.
Ftoud that we would have so much to tato care of at
home that we would not be able to think of a march
South. Jeff. Davis basod his hopes of being in
Washington on that expectation, doubt!cf. How
fatally they have mistaken tho people, and how
fearful is going to be their retribution! I heard
Eev. Dr. Duddington say that it seemed to him
that God had "given them over to believe in their
lie, so that they might rush right into tho jawa
FtATTSBURon, April 22, 1561.
EniTORE Free Fees :
There was a great incetiog
on the old "battle ground" laal Saturdsy night
It was ho IsrgcFt villago meeting, and the inoit
r,ti,.,ciii!. with all. that ever nsfetnliled iu
riatteburgh. It was presided over by Wsa. PI
mcr, assisted by Vice Presidents R. G. .Sluue (the
..l.i rlnmnrvalir r-ilil.irl and the venerable F. L. C.
Sailly. The call of the President and the Gov.
ernor for troops was nobly responded to a com
pany volunteerel on the spot, selected thoir oS'
cerstwenty.fivc hundred dollars were subscribed
for the support of families of volunteers and the
company with banners and martial music, was
naradinc the streets at ten o'clock. Prompt action,
you will perceive.
All parties united heartily in this movement ;
and lawyers, doctors, bankers, merchants, Ac.
meet the crisis with "money and men" with won
rlfTfnl nnnnimitv and promptness. There will be
a County meeting Tuesdjy afternoon next-
rutuWrh will hate a company a Head
Quarters is 8 week.
Yourr, Ac, P
Hinesbcrgii. A great gathering of the
citiiens nt Hinesburgh took place on Mod
dav. Thev met to consider their duties in
the present state of the Country, passed spir
ited resolutions u stand by the Government
, and u assiet with men and money es the ax
I ncy of the country might demand. F,fen
i ,, nri ,,.,r TumTtl from that town
'r twenty men re rerirttju nuui mat. wu
a .,k,;, nl 4S.S
was mad" on tbu spot, aud Messr. lMniel
Goodyear. Isasah Iow and Harman Toby
wre nnttointed a committee tn further the
business of gotting volunteer and makiii
disbursement of tho subscription needed .
The PmrLE or Shelbckne are wide wake
for the country. A petition was banded to
the Selectmen of that TownMonday mornin g
signed by mjuh' of the heaviest tax-jyers
rwjueBting them to .aigMS'lig'1 Town
Mooting to rais mllncytOljrjjpjt.liB volun
teers frwn that Town, of which it in expoct
od there will be over 3f. The Selectmen
have accordingly called a meetirg fur Satur
lfnllawl. St. 4-hnebnrj, flradford, Wood
t.ick. Middlermry, Ilnutduo. St. Albans,
NortbfieJd, in lact all the larger Uagea o'
tlie Mate, a linear to he wide awake filling
j up thf mnks of their companies, and provi
: ding lor their equipment. The Students of
Middlcbary Col legs hav formed a company
and drill daily.
I S. W. Shattnck, an iostructor at the Nor-
wich Military Coivereity and one of the staff
of Col. J mes of the Sixth RegimeDt of Mas
sachusetts ililitia, left for service on Thurs
day. He was accompanied as far as White
River Junction by every cadet from the Uni
In Bennington, on the 19th, a spirited
meeting was held at which Ex-Gov. Hall
presided. Patriotic resolutions were passed,
and tlie Bennington people intend to show
that the spirit of th se who fought the bit
tie of Bennington, is still 6trong in their
descendants. Tlie streets were hung with
flags, and volunteers commenced enlisting
rapidly. Hon. T. McDaniels authorised the
Secretary of the meeting to offer the Govern
or $10,000 for State purposes.
CRowsroiKT, N.Y. A son of Vermont
writes us from Crownpoint, X. Y.,and 6ays:
"One sentiment alone pervades the minds of
all in these parts, and we are preparing to
fight them (the rebels at the south) to the
death if need be, feeling that it is bettor to
die all freemen than to live half blavcs. The
Green Mountain Boys in all parts of tho land
wi'l do their duty.'V
ParRionsM. The amount tendered the
Government by the Boston Banks ten per
ct. oi their capital is $3,300,000.
Brooklyn appropriates S75.001 for tho
families of Volunteers.
E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., of St. Johns
bury havo pledged 2000 to a fund for the
benefit of the families of tho-c who may en
Women is arms. The Philadelphia In
quirer says : "It is confidently asserted that
a gentleman and his wife have enlisted in
one of the regiments about to prooeeed to
Washington, and that they entered their
nam?s upon the roll as broth ors. Tho lady
is tho exact size of her husband, and wears
a suit of his clothes. She is deiermined to go
with him through the war, and to die with
her husband if need Ik. Thry have no chil
dren. Edwaro Everett and Gen. Frank Pieico
havo come out in favor of the Administra
tion, and declare that tho Government must
bo sustained. Throughout New England
all party distinctions have been swept away.
Attitude of the Foreign Powers. "
.Mala- i -
koff," the Paris correspondent of ths New
York Times, writes to that papsr that there j
is not tho slightest chance of a recognition !
r i, p r- . , ...
of the Southam Confederacy by either Fr..,
pkt McHexrv ...
'JmaEr' 14 tEa
entrance of Bal
timore inner harbor, and about a mile and
a third Iron the City. It is a fortress of
74 cuns if fully equipped, and requiring
350 men to work thein. The Massachusetts
8th Regiment reached there Satnrday night,
and there are now 1,509 nen in the fort.
At St. Albans, a spirited meeting was held
Monday. Earnest patriotic' speeches were,
mado by Messrs. H. K. ReaTdslcy, Capt. L.
Clark, Hon. J. G. Smith, Dr. J. L. Chand
ler, Bradley Barlow. II. H. Hoyt, II. E.Sey
mour, Myron Bush and L. E. Pclton, Esqrs.
A letter fnmi II. E. lloyce. was read pledg
ing $1000 towards au outfit for the Ransom
Guard, and guaranteeing that Berkshire
would bo behind no other town in contribu.
ting her money for the support of tho Gov
ernment. Tho following resolution was introduced
by Romeo B. Hoyt, E., ''and unanimously
Jiesolced, mat tno. sum oi 5ouuu De niiseu ny a
town tax upon tho grand list, to be appropriated
bv a committee of three persons appointed by the
town tor tne support oi too iamuies oi me vol
unteers whilo in service and lor all tne arms ana
clothing necessary for their expenses and outfit
and that all volunteer? are exempt trom taxation.
The Charleston Courier brags that "G3.000
enrolled militia and 10,000 volunteers, armed
and equipped and organized." are ready to
meet the government at any point in South
Unfortunately for the effect of this state
ment, tho census of 1SG0 shows that the Stato
of South Carolina has but 47,000 white citi
iens above the age of 18 years.
The Daily Freeman of Friday savs it is
informed that tho Vermont Bank has ten
dered twenty-Svo thousand dollars to Gov.
Fairbanks, for the use of the State.
"We understand thatn party ,T uesiky uight.
nailed the American Flag to tho chimney of
tho house of a luau in thi- town, who had
been openly advocating the side of the rebel.
Tbey entered the houte j-eaceably, but gave
the occupant to understand that it would not
be safe for him to object. It is better to
avoid any thing that looks like force against
a free espreaBion of opinion. A good cause,
as onrd U, needs no such aids.
There was a crowded meeting in Middle-
bury on Saturday, at which a flag was pre
sented to tho Union Guard, aud large siimu
offered to fit them out. Speeches were irmdo
and great enthusiasm prevailed.
On Friday Night there was a slide ol earth
at the eastern end of the Tunnel, crushing
iu the sheds built over the track, and filling
up the cut to the depth of 4 feet for a space
of about ! feet long. No one was at tho
cimt. nt Um timi and the onlv damazc i- the
breaking of the shed timbera, and the delay
necessary to remove the earth. A minute
later,two horse-cars, one coming oat and the
the other going into the Tunnel, wiwld have
met at the spot.
Tnr. New BncRUtTs ars drilling manfully,
morning, afternoon and evening. lad tbey di
versify th monotony of the drill-room, by an
occasional march through the streets, with
martial music. (ur Tcrnaont boys may aot
marrh and wheel as handsomely as eotce of
the crack idgimeolE, bat a good amy of
them can drivp a sail with n nflo-hell as tar
a ihv can see it.
s-r- Oiwerve tlie nutiee of die eoaaisiUee
for the enrolment of Volunteers Many
have been enrolled here from other towns ;
but it is thought to be much better that an
active spirit should be at work in the several
towns themselves. Where a full cunitany
cannot be raised in one town, a part of a
company may be, and a drill can be bet on
foot without delay. In a very few days, no
doubt, under proper authority all these can
be brought together and efficiently organized.
CHITTENDEN CO. COUllT.
Tlie Coart bu adjonrned to meet on tbo Uiird
Tnesday (the Ilrt day) in May.
Lieut. Col. G. J. Rains of the 5tb U.
S. Infantry .came into town Tuesday morning
under government orders to master in this
place, the Regimeut of Vermont .Militia
called for under the President's proclama
tion. THE JIAETIMOKE E 31 CUTIS.
Tiro of the Massachusetts Men rmd Serf
It was the Seventh Regiment of M
ehusetta which broke through the mob.
It is said there have lieen twelve lives lost.
Several are mortally wounded.
Parties of men, half frantic, are rosining
the streets, armHl with gun, pistols and
The stores are closed business w suspend
ed a general state of dread prevails. Par
ties rnshed into the Telegraph office, armed
with hatchets, and cut the wires. Not much
damage was done.
R. W. Davis, of the tirni of Pegram,
Paynter k Davis, was shot dead during the
riot, near Camden station.
It is reported that the Philadelphisns are
now at the outer depot. The President of
the road has ordered the train baoS , at the
urgent request of the Mayor and Governor.
They are already cut off.
Latest. As tar as ascertained only two
of the Massachusetts soldiers were killed, be
longing to Company C. Their bodies are
now at the police station. At the same sta
tion are the following wounded : Serg't
Ames, of the Iiwell City Guard, wounded
in tho head slightly ; Private Collura.of the
same place, shot in the head, not serious;
Private Michael Greon, of Lawrence, Mass.,
wounded in the head by a stone; H. R.
Danforth, Company C, 0th Regiment of
Mass., slightly wounded, So far as known
at present 6even citizens were killed. Half
a dozen or su are seriously wounded, though
it is believed not fatally.
1 he military are under arms and the po
lice are out in full lorce. There i a lare
Mass Meeting here tonight, addressed by
Gov. Hicks was sent fur . He said he was
opposed to seccseion, hut the right of revo
lution couldn't be disputed.
It was folly to attempt tu subjugate tlie
South, and he hoped the North and Admin
istration would see the impracticability ol
doing so. He was still devoted to the Union
and hoped to see a reconciliation of it.
Shouts of no. never.
The Governor replied he should bow to
the decision of the pcoplo ol Maryland.
Speeches by S. T. Wallace, W. P. P
man and others, justifying the determina
tion of the people of Baltimore, that no
more Northern troops should invade the soil
to subjugate and make war on their brothrcn
of the South. The speakers counseled peace,
and urged that tho laws be respected and
Two Massachusetts men dead, as before
mentioned. Names notasccrtained.
Citizens killed John McGhan, Sebastian
Gies, Patrick Clark, P. Thos. Miles, Wm.
C. Malouey, W. Keed and Mr. Davis.
Wounded Patrick Griffin, fatally others
The Philadelphians, who, unco aipped and
unarmed, remained m the fast car at the
' . . . . - -
station, were assaulted with stoncsand other
mirailes some Blightly wounded. Tho train
was taken back, but quito a number escaped
to the city, and having no uniform, were not
a j:.T:n..t.n n . k.. ....... J
-it- i , - ; :,,f
J iiUIC tluu l iUIUIUU, JO Kiwi. i-i.fr.
i I understand that all reached Washington
safely except tho Philadelphians. who were
k,211 back. .
At the meeting the Mayor announced that
President3 0f the road had promised they
wonld bring no more troops this way.
The I'orth Star (dem ) says : ' 'In such an
mercencv, without reeani to mere party
eeclings, it would seem the part of wisdom, t
01 out", oi patriotism, ior every ono to sec
ond all necessary efforts oa the part of tho
general government to maintain its rightful
constitutional authority in its attempts to
execute tho laws and sustain the Union of
Ed,fr.of tho Free Press.
BETTER ritOM MONTI' EEIEH.
MoNTrEi ike, Jlptil 23.
Th3 two brusrf.piccrf, the trophies of tho
Battle of Bennington, which have so long
had a post of honor in front of the Capitol,
were Fpeaking loudly for tho Foion.asour
train arrived here this morning. A beauti
fnl National FlagTiade "by'tho ladies of
Mo nipelier, had ken just flung to the breeze
from tho flag staff of the Capitol, and was
receiving a salute of thirty-four guns. They
rang out well, and woke an echo from many
a. heart as well as from manr'a hill.
The legislature met in the best spirits,
every man desirous, as their action shows,
to do the most possiblo, in the best way and in
the shortest time, to render service- t the
Hnvprmnpnt in its time of t'cril. The Gov
ernor's message received at its close tho un
usual response of hearty and continued ap
plause from floor and gtllarita.
The bill introduced by Mr. Oanliehl vf Ar
lington, appropriating Inilf a irulliuti dollars,
to arm and equip the militia, was referred
to a select committee The committee this
afternoon reported the bill amended so as to
give the Governor, Lieut. Governor, and
TreBMirer, jwwer to raise r.nd expend for the
purposes named, an additional half million,
if needed, making one rmllion in all, half
of which, however, it issuppoeed will suffice
fur all purposes in tho immediate future
A spirited debate aroe on the amendment.
Messrs. Gieed of Moretown and AHeu of
Rutland, believed and aaid that no more than
$500,000 would be needed, and thattoappri
ate more would be unwise.
Mr. Canfield effeetualiy supported the
amendment. Mr. Thomas of W. 1 airlee,
the "war-horse of tho Democracy," was for
the amended bill, and for raising an'l tijuip
ping fire regiments at once.
Mr. Field of Newfanc, had uppuw.'J that
23U,U0O would 4lw enough lor the present,
but was ready to make the sum larger, in view
of possible emergencies and pressing needs.
On the whole, if I understood him, he favored
the bill as reported from the Committee.
Mr. Myers of Jamaica, made a somewhat
labored speech, declaring that Vcimont
would not stop at giving a dollar in a hun
dred but would freely lay her gold and her
sons on the altar of Constitutional liberty.
A Mr. Child of Hyde Park , endeavored , with
( me degree of buoeess, to show ii w the
equipment and furnishing of five regiments,
would exhaust an appropriation .if hull a
Mr. Gleed replied. He said that the only
question wa as to the amount need-I He
had never thought of weighing money
against onr rights as freemen All that
was really wanted, or likely to be, should be
appropriated, and he belicvad ball a million
Mr. Saiiui of it. Albans, spoke effective
ly, as he commonly does, for the amended
bill. He reminded the House f tho riy . i
stride of treason, of the uncertainty a- t
what of peril a day may brirc forth. J. th'
probability that the quota from V. nn'mt
will N doubled or trebl' d soon by n I Ji
tional requisition? 11' believed it saif ana
prudeut to appropriaU this mn iu this way.
and urged prompt action
The bill wa- passed ' ;y. firry
member present voting
Mr. Myers of Jamaica was antbori" 1 by
the West Rivr Bir.k t , jffr to take 2"
000 of the loan, and h'ip.l tlie bankf- umiiJ
see to it that n larc portion oi it vro-i! 1 1
taken in the M.it". Tho addition of u i
fution, calling tor information an to th i
act amount of arm- an.! inanitions at t1
command of the Stat" and the introduction
of a bill for a tax of 'K on the dollar, to
jay the fiat installment, on the
bonds te be issued, doeod a somewhat impor
tant day's work in the Hoose.
The only thing which really stood in the
way, for a uroatent. of the larger appropria
tion, was a feeling that so large a sum
would look as if our little State was en
deavoring to net a dash, by a munificent ap
propriation of more money than she is like,
or actually inteadc, to spend : but let me
say that than aa little show m possible in
the actios. The LegBlature is aware that
our militia system is fearfully disorganized
It intends that it shall he n no longer, and it
te disposed to take the most liberal and effi
cient measures to that end. This appropria
tion, which the Senate will heaxaly concur in ,
means Iwstness, and nothing else.
The proceedings of the Senate have been
mainly confined t" the introduction of a bill
(by benator Needham.) authori
zing the Governor to accept the
services of ten thousand vohutteers, and
providing for jiaying and organizing the
same , and a bill (by Senator Robbing for
organizing the Militia after the old plan of
The chances are good that we sVi!: see iu
a few days, in addition to the Regiment to
be despatched at once, a large body f Mili
tia, paid by the State from the day ct enlist
ment, and d8rotiug themselves entirth to the
business of drill and the arts of war. till this
emergency is past. Such, at least, is the
energetic policy urged by loading minds here
1 uhui'gu the Lakl, Fkee.Wo areauthoriz"
cd to ftate, that the Lake CiiAiirLAiN Tka-s-portation
Coin'Ajfr will transport any
companies of Volunteers, en route to the
head quarters of tho army, to Troy frr.
The Laoiej assembled in tho Town Hall
again Wednesday morning, to the number of
two hundrod, and have beenhusy all dty in
making shirts for the volunteers. Many
of the ladios woro rosettes of the red, white
and blue, or particolored aprons of tlie same.
i and the patriotic spirit is high among them.
Arlington Heights, aro opposite George
town, D. C. A merchant of Baltimore who
reached Uarrisburgh Tuesday, having left
Washington on Sunday tays thore were no
Virginians on the Heights.
The Government had bean strengthening
the positions of the public buildings in
Tho Capitol is surrounded with hastily
thrown up defences.
He says the Iriltiuioriuns will not attack
At Ualtimoro there wore no Union fh-s
llying and but lew rcssiun flags. No attack
had been made on Fort MoIIenry. lie think3
there were no more than 200 Federal troops
there. Ho believes the Federal troops can
now pass through tho city unassailod. Mil
itary drilling and ma nhing to tlie sound of
music were alone tc. be scon. Basins was i
entirely suspended, and there will not be a I
solvent honse in Baltimore within a week. 1
Virginia monry was at 30 per cent discount
Maj. GiiX. Wool is in JJew-York superin
tending tho forwarding of troops, and tbo
supplv of equipment and provision. He has
ordered 10,000 muskets, 400,000 cartridges,
500 howitzer shells and 500 six pound shot,
wbich will go forward as rapidly as possible.
TIIE GOVERXOR?S MESSAGE!
Tho mcssago of Gov. Fairbanks, delivered
to tho Legislature Tuesday, Li an uncom
monly pertinent and forciblo document. It
appears that tho Legislature is moving in a
spirit in accordance with tho message. We
have had no fears on that head. The mem
bers are willing, and they have tho people
THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
Gentlemen of the Senate and
House oj Representatives .
We are convened to-day in view of events
of an ex'raordinary and very alarming cliai
actcr. The element of disunion which, in
a portion of the United States, for many
yers, vented itself in threats and menaces,
lias culminate! in open rebellion : and an
unnatural and cansetos oivil war has heen
precipitated against tho General Government.
Unprincipled and ambitious men havo or
ganized a despotism, and an armed force, for
tho purpose of overthrowing that government
which tho American people have formed
for themselves, and of destroying that con
stitutional frame-work under which we have
enjoyed peace and prosperity, and, from a
small and feeble people, grown and expanded
to a rank among the first nations of the
The enormity of this rebellion is heighten
ed by the consideration that no valid cause
exists for it. The history of tho civilized
world does not furnish an instance wherea re
volution was attempted for such slight caus
es. No act of opprossion, no attempted or
threatened invasion of the rights of the re
volting 6tates has existed, cither on the part
of the General Government, or of the loyal
States ; but the principle has been recogniz
ed and observed, that tne right of each and
every Stato to regulate its domestic institu
tions, should remain inviolate.
The inception and progress of this rebel
lion have been remarkable, and character
ized at every stage by a total absence of any
high, honorable principle or motive in ite
leaders. Its master spirits are composed, es
sentially, of men who have been in high offi
cial iwsition iu the General Government ;
and it has transpired that members of the
late Cabinet at Washington, while in the
exercise of their official fnnctions, were en
gaged in treasonable plots for seizing the
public property, and subverting the United
Conventions of delegates m the revolting
States, chosen, in some instances, by a min
ority of the legal voters in those States,have,
with indecent haste, adopted ordinances of
secession, which ordinances have in no in
stance been submitted to the people for their
ratiScat.on. These proceedings have been
followed by a convention of delegates from
the several revolting States, which conven
tion has organized a Confederate Govern
ment, adopted a Constitution, elected its
Executive officers and subordinate function
aries, constituted itself into a Legislative
body, and enacted a code of laws all of
which proceedings have been independent
of any action ot tne people oi tnose oiaw.
tm -...i.:.: ..ri, ..n; vt
XUC 3UlIlUil4.lt;a oi ii..vi,iuu i
subsequently that of their Confederacy, have j steamer Cohinbta, one of the regular m-
prooeeded to act of robbery and theft up jn TiBD. j, steamers, bogged that th- palmettu
the property of the United State, within i . . .
their limits Forts, arsemds. arms, inihtary I" fcwi")" -t
stores, and other public property, have been b rvnt"! vr wrtb b'ack, an! it w - i .
seized and appropriated For use against th? 1 -
power of the General Government ; and cu- M-nha! Ryndei5 was knocked dwc Man
torn houses andmintsin Southern cities, with at York, by deputy siienfl ileilly,
large aiu.,unta of treasure, have been felon- , ja"rin an argument in which Rynders eV
: u:-ly nhbed.
Ti'cw arts have been followed by military
I demonstrations and strategcticat operation:
I aaint th" United States forts at PensacuLi
, and I'harleston, the latter of which, under
' its gallant commander. Major Andersou.
aftrr a irfimb.trdment of thirty-f ur hour?
fruni th beleaguering batteries of the m.-urg-1
ent- was evacuated on th l.'.th mt . anl
I th" llag of the I nion withdrawn
Bet t!" crowning act of txrfi lv on th-
-. .( un A.,nfl,.imMhi i iV( nri"wl itnntinn
f .l,ff.n !Uv,S stvlm- himsell the Pres.-
don r the Southern I on federacy . inwung
a'! ti.o"- who may diwr', by service in pn
' v.ib armed vessels on the high seas, to aid
' li.w (iovornmcnt, to make applications for
c nnmi--i'in-.or 1 -tut" uf marque '"reprisal ."
thas instituting a grand ohemo ,i i irac on
' the hi'h sca?. agams-t tho lives an i irivatj
' property f our peaceful citizens.
lii"f"" ucti. ol outrage and daring rebdi: ;i
have b-'en equalled only by the forlixirune-.- !
it.. iien-Tai veram"iit. Lnwilling t y r
(.;.,t.it":i conflict w'uch must involve the
jLitr .n tin' calamities oi Civ.. War.
1 t!.r jirJix.: i G .vernmcnt cf the t'n ti Suit"
has rxhaus ted every effrt f r peace, ai-levery
mvasure fir bringing i to the:r allegiance
th 'ii-aff.'Ct' i ami mi-guided Sutei
Th-' duty of protecting the Fort? ... i v
cru:.i nt pr ipertv n it p iess,d ! v the inor
! 7rnt.-. was imperative upon the Adm.ni.-tn-
ti .. . ; ut mrther than thi.-, no iujoc'. - im
.r - the revoltinc State into o'uierce
. - w
t tli i'ont!tutun tni the Liws were
ai prJ. ar.'i in the matter of the beleagurcl
i .-rt- t' Gjvernmcnt a?ted onlv on the
atL.n- . i ntil thi- conQ'd w-'- c minieu -el
by the insurgents.
Such forbearance on the part of the Gov
ernment, while it has served t place tne
conspirators in a moral wrong, is no longer
justifiable . and the country hails with entire
unanimity, and with ardent enthusiasm, the
decision of the President to call into requUi
tion the whole power of the nation for sup
pressing the rebellion and repelling threat
From every part of the country, in all the
loyal States, there is one united voice for
sustaining the Union, the Constitution, and
the integrity of the United States Govern
ment. All partisan differences are ignored
and lost in the higher principle of patriot
ism. In this patriotic enthusiasm, Vermont em
inently participates. Her citiaens. always
loyal to the Union, will, in this hour of
peril, nobly rally for the protection of the
Government and the Constitution.
On the loth inst., the President of the
United States issued his Proclamation, "call
ing forth the Militia of the several States of i
the Union .to the aggregate number of 75,000,
in order to suppress treasonable combina
tions, and cause the laws to be duly execu
ted." The quota required of Vermont, for im
mediate service, is one ReciniTit of 780 offi
cers and privates.
On receiving the requisition from the Sec
retary of War, for this regiment, I ordered
the Adjutant and Inspector General to adopt
the proper measures for calling into service
such of the volunteer companies as arc nec
essary to make tip tho comploincnt : and the
Quarter Master General was directed to pro
cure, with the least possible delay, the requi
site out5t of knapsacks, ovorcoats, blankets
and other equipments, which duty he has
Having adopted the forecoinn preliminary
measures for responding to the call of the
President, I availed myself of the constitu
tional provision lor convening the General
Assembly in an extra session, not doubting
that you, gentlemen, representing the uni
versally expressed patriotism of the citiaens
of this State, will make the necessarv appro
priation and provisions for defraving the ex
penses already incurred, and carryfng into
execution further measures for nbininn- nnr
military quota at the service of the general I
Conceiving it imminently probable that,
at an early day, further calls will be mado
upon this State for troops, I respectfully call
your attention to tho importance of adopt
ing immediate measures for a more efficient
organization of the military arm of the
State. Durincr the Inn- intnrmi r
which we have enjoyed, while our citizens
have been uninterrupted in their lawful indus
trial pursuit', the important of a military
organization and di.-cipline has been lost
aight of. Our laws in relation to tho militia.
have been objected, during nearly a qn-.rter
of a century, to numerous isolated amend-
ments and alterations, until, ns a codp. ther
disjointed, complicated. tr' altogether
Y2 c"mbr0U9 ; .the baw of a resular and
eOective or"aniztio f
r . i
1 therefore recommend thut thr Leswla- !
j ture should promptly remedy the defeets,
. i. J T f
ana adopt such enactments a shall nravide. I
I (r..:.i.. r. - . . T .
ping the militb of tho State, and fur reason
ably compensating the officers aud privates,
when required to meet for exercise and drill.
I desire also to urge upon you the duty of
making contingent appropriations of money,
to bo expended, under the direction cf tho
J , w.wuutmjj, aiaioj; auu lvm i
Executive, for the outfit of any additional
military force; which may be called for by
tho General Government. "v
The occasion is an extraordinary one. In
telligence reaches us that tho Virginia Con
vention of delegates, elected under the ex
press provision that any ordinance adopted by
them, should be submitted to the pvple for
their approval or rejpet on. has, in secret
session, passed an ordinance of secession, and
that the Governor of ' tho "Statr "ha
assumed to order the seizure of tho United
States forts, arsenals aud vessels within thc
limits of that State.
The Federal Capital is menaced by an im
posing and well armei military force, and
tho Government itself, and tho national
archives are in imminent peril.
Such is tho emergency, in view of which 1
invoke your immediate action. Tho Legis
latures of other States have made liberal ap
propriations and extensive military arrange
ments for aiding the Government, and the.r
citizens are hastening to the rescue of our
country's flag. Wo shall discredit our past
history should we, in this crisis, suffer Ver
mont to bo behind her Eister States, in her
patriotic sacrifices for the preservation of tho
Union and the Constitution.
1 feel assured, gentlemen, that you will
reflect tho sentiment and wishes of yoor
constituents, by omuhtting, in yonr legisla
tive action, the patriotism and liberality of
the noble States which have already respon
ded to the call of the Government.
It is devoutly to be hoped that the mad
ambition of the secession leaders may be re
strained, and the impending sanguinary con
flict averted. But a hesitating, halt way
policy on the part of the Administration or
the loyal States, will not avail to produce
such a result.
The United States Government must bo
sustained, and tho rebellion suppressed, at
whatever cost of men and treasure ; and it
remain? to be seen whether the vigorous pre
parations that are being made, and the im
mense military force cal'ed into service by
the President, are not the most probable and
certain measures for a speedy and successful
solution of the question.
May that Divine Being, who rales among
the nations, and diracts thea&iw of men.
interpose by His merciful Providence, and
restore to us again the blessings of peace,
under the texif of our Rational Constitution.
'lilt Stiami on the Lake commenced
their trip Friday, the United States arriv
ing here from Whitehall. For the present,
tho Axkrica, Capt. LACt; ; and the Usited
State, Cait. AsDEasor, will leave Rouse's
Point in the evening and Whitehall in the
morning on alternate day?, reaching here
from the north about a4 P- and from
tho south about 5 P. 34. The United States
comes from tho south on Monday, Wednes
day and Friday, and the America on Tues
day. Thursday sad Saturday. On Saturday
the United Stews reaves Row's Point at ?4
Th-N. Y. Ramsaeat that sailed
' pouid secession aud struck Reillv, ubn
I -j!e hl:n t, tDe groull(i. '
Hid r.:-r. E K. Presiient of
th- IIud.--jti KiverH.L. uotifitrJ O-n Bax
ter the lth, that h will tit--' " tro,p
trjposed tn he raised by this s;' - . ter
The Flag Cor. On the plat! rm oi a
brkiyn car, Fnday, two
. '.r tne display oi Donungaua. ji
v h: -h one wan disposed to cxv.ici
Why." said he. "I SAwaloiJ mmurc
: now, and the fellow who drove it uctual'.v
had a flag pole stock in it ; and p. H t" tlving
"My friend," said a gwttemaa mndiig
': y his aide, "that was nteawt to .w the
fecundity oi the American Flag, an i h w
ust it -iw ofer ihe bad this seast n
cession has mnured it well."
The cenny Post calls the vessels
by the ooofederatea from the Federal G
ment, the Coniedesate Knavy .
The Tablet, of New York , an influential
organ of our Irish adopted cttizn-. thus
speaks of the present crisis :
" The secessionists have now begun ;;. war,
, and n t only do they talfe oi r-i-ting tho
i L tn;-.d States Government, bui ut making au
ags-iye war upon it. The United states
j Goer;.mer.: luust put f"rth a.i its cLcrgy tj
i twit ilrnra IVi.i vhll,n ., ...7 . ..... . . . THM
I J ' --- awuwmbmu, I 'y o lit "K1A
musl n0lr itand jOT (he &frj mid srieJ
, (j savc ral ' r
TtLKiiiiArii Ri xoKS. We must remind the
community that the telegraph linos do not
make the messages which tbey carry. A
great many idle rumors are sent over them,
just as such rumors are circulated by indi
viduals in any excited community some
time with hut a slight foundation for them.
Of course we must give the reports to our
readers as tbey owe to n?. aud tbey mast
distinguish the exact from th' false or falsely
colored, as tbey best can. Reports from
South of Wasbiagt m hy telegraph are ended
for th present.
lux StiDENTS of the University raisod
their flag Wednesday morning, having been
unable to get the staff set spbeforc
President Pease was called on for a -pi'.-cu ,
and responded in a few patriotic remarks
wbich added fresh fuel to t'i enthusiasm.
The stars and stripes now wan- from the
tp of the Hill of Seionc.
The Students have secured a drill r n in
Leavenworth Blook . and m frm a c,m.
pany aud commence drill iutiaoiratri v.
Mr. A. S. iloruNs aad Mr. Hkxar C.
Tkna.vT, the former clerk tor E. A. Fnxia
and the latter for J. P. Ci.rs & Co.,'bavhif
entered fa the Burlington Light Guards (the
old Howard Guard Company enlarged,) their
employers have agreed to retain for them
their plaets and to continue their salaries
while absent iu the service of their country.
We hope to chronicle other such instance, of
liberality in our vicinity.
In New lork, on Monday, a man expres
sing secession sentiments in one of tho city
cars, was hwed out by the indignant ladies
Tlie Vermont Central and Vermont and
Canada F.Ailroade will convey troops, moni
tions of war. ic, in' 'it i ''inrgc. The Rail
roads of iLe State gen?r.il?y wi!! d the same,
From the jV. Y. Tunes.
Th? letters r marque and reprisal i r
war upon private property, and stands in
maiked and dieeracefui ontraM with that
clause the President' Krorhtm&tinn in
which he dri, taut-th- rights private
propertv sliall be ret p-f,J " fheneiVrt
confiscate all debts frM S.Mitrw '
Northern creditors. It strantla? 7h
.i.. i n , . "o" lnV
"""ny ana now terribly this
game may be retorted. Th- j n..:,
will, if persisted in, jntftify tb inroad of
9 fc" - - HV HUfUU Ul
score ot John Hrvm-n i a i... .u-
Southern States, for thw
o . . "iw iuc
sdtmg free A- Southern slices cnd r.-n:r.7
them agamst the Souths relets. 'I he "pro
persy" tf the Smttk is much more open to
assault than even the commerce of the Northern
n?' 0 lettrs of marque ami reprisal
will be needed to make the war effective.
t irrora the KewTerk Son.
UzcEustso wrrnocT rncm Host. "A gen
tleman jnst arrived from Charleston o.-n-Erms
the astonishing ignorance of the South con
cerning both tho spirit and the mnscle ot northern
freemen, who scorn to own either slaves or masters,
and the awful disappointment in store for them,
when they met' the military they now deride.
" He reports them particularly eager to meet
th Seventh Regiment of this city, whom they de
ride as a body of ' dandy cle is," unfit to stand
"Tbey have tnc same notion ol jie- England
men, whom they conceive as niero peddling, swap
ping ' Yankee lapposed to get their living by
cheating generous Southerners, and as cowardly
as bare3. Thi? war will m.n beget a respect for
tho Korth, which will last them t" the latest fen
eration.'' "But thf-y havo a wholesome dread of the North
west. Said ' Bamy Hhett (as he is familiarly
called), a few days since, ' If the President adpt
the policy of calling out the North-west to heW
the .Mississippi and its mouths, it will bo alt up
with the South. They can never withetard tb
hundred thcusand hardy pioneers who would clear
their pawage to the Gulf.'"
They will never be engcr to meet tha New
York Seventh but nct.
As to the " Yankees," too. when tka
Southrons hear how the Baltimore ai4 fared
at thoir hands, they will say. as did tha
Frenchman, " we begin to suspect."
But they are right as to the Nsrth-weat.
" Barny Bhett" spoke Hie truth for one.
The Congregational Cbureh at Wi!!fcta,
having undergone ax tensive repaint, Dedica
tory services will b hel in Wednesday
next, M&j 1st, aenMneacine at 10 o'eiaet
A. M. Sermon byhv. W. II. Lord, ol
T.F'ti ATIJilE OF VBRMOST.
Si5iTK. Ike senate raci ta tie ssssMe 1
bcr, at the Cipitol, at 10 o'cleek, Tassdajf atst
zria, cgreeabfy tt tbo proclamation of tfe Gt
araor. Prayer ty the &av. Wm. Jl. Lord.
The President, the Hon. Levi taoVwaaa; mm
lakias; the C3air. made a brief but pat sis lis
speech, aa follows
SsXATOas : W e have been saddecly oallca
from oar bariaosi and families, hy order of th
Oovonior of this State, to perform ta isott raa
poDeibl doty that evar davalved upon a Legisla
tive body. Onr Government, purchased with tt
blood of "oar fathers, and for tho maiatainaaoe of
which they pledged their lives, their fortcaos, and
their sacred honor, ha been wantonly asailod by
a lawless band of rebel, sad forcibly prevapMt
from carrying provisions 'o its surfing seteieia.
A Kttlo gallant band of patriotic men oezupyiaz;
Fort Sumter, have been ruthlessly assaalted by
an array of nine thousand rebels, and coo: poll i
to mrronder the Fort, and dras; the Flag of Oar
Goantry in the ast. This rebel army, graotly
aagatented, threatens to march upon oar Na
tioaal Capital and overthrow oar QovexnnMat.
Ws are celled upon to aid in repelling this as
aalt, aad to vindicate the power and authority of
that Government we inherited from oar father!.
I trust that onr action will be prompt, patriotic
and determined, and that onr live, oar tort an -aad
oar sacred honor, will ve pledged to restore
the peso of oar eoaatry, and secare aad maiaUin
its penBaneaee, prosperity, aad the bapptaev .f
The Secretary then read the Goveraer'i procla
mation, when the roll of the Soaaie wad called, a
qaoram answering to ther name.
A communication was received from the
Governor, announcinc that he would make
an Address to the Joint Assembly at such
time as the two Houses should deem it best
Senator Robbina introduced a bill entitled,
"An act in relation to the Militia," read
twice, and referred to the Comiaitteoon Print
ing Senator Needham introduced a bill entitled
' An act to authorize the embodying and
equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and f
provide for the public defence."
A message was received from tha House
asking the ooneurrenoe of the Senate in a
resolution for the joint meeting of the Hun
sea at a quarter before 11 o'clock, A. M. , m
which the Senate concurred, and the buur
having arrived, the Senate mot the Hoose m
The business of the Joint Assomhly bem
completed, the Senate returned to their cham
ber, and resumed business therein.
Jit-port. The Committee on Printing r
ported in favor of the printing of 500 cop-
each of senate bilk Nos. 1 and 2.
tu nautic-n of Senator Woodhridge, order-',
that the rules of the Senate of last seaaion
be adopted as the rules of the present session,
until otherwise ordered.
On motK'fi uf enetur Ofin, the Senate adyoorc
Htii .t ten r.ci'ok Tuoidsy manias; the
House wa cjnTcned inaccordiaae with the Pro
clamation uf the Governor. Proelataatioa ra
reau. Prayer w&, o5ered by Rct. 2tr. Sooit. The
roll was then called, and m"et of the member;
were present to respond t' their names.
Mr. Wrieht. of saorenj . j ved a resoluti .o
tc ir.t i-m ice Senate that tue i !.. were reaJT
t enter upon a J..int :esFi n
A communication wa recer "d from tha Senate,
that the Senate had considered the joiat retolo
tijn cf tne IIcoso in reference to listeaias; to to
Eiecu'.ue Ad-jreff. and bad adopted the reaolu
JOHil ASiEJIllLS .
Hi li.aor. Levi I nderwood in the Chair.
II id Excellency the i.ovemi r wa. annoenced as'i
entered the bal!.
The Joint ..-ea.'uiy r"i attention to thereaJ
ia? f the Executive Adjresa, aad then rUisolre i.
i an l th . sonata returned to ite on eojusber.
Air. Canfield of Ailiagton, asked leave u in
trodace a bill appropriating 3500,000 for equip
ping troop in tnu Stmin. BUI raad aad relerrt i
to a select oommhtee of from eaeh ooaaty.
Mr. Thomas of West farrlee, moved that the
oath of al.egiaaee to the govetameat of tho C-
be administered to the Hoase, m it is aot con
tained in thi oath taken by members. -Resulation
pasted snd the oath was so administered.
A bill idatias; to oaliaimeats into the nniformeJ
coco pastes of the State fjr one year, was intro
duced by Mi. Johnson, of Woedttock. aad refer
red to committee on 3i Hilary Aftairs.
Mr. Howe of Vernon, introduced a raselation
refexrins; so much of the Governor'. Message
referred to Military Again, to the eommittee
Military Affairs ; resolution adopted
Mr. Smith of St. Albans, moved that the ru!
reqairine; the printing of bills be aospeaded in
relation to House bill No. 1, relating to appropn
atieas. Motion prevailed.
The Speaker aaaoaaoed as Seierl Committee un
House Bill No. 1. Messrs. Cinfieid of Beaaiagtun
County. Seymtmr of Addison, Palmer of Caled
nia, Noyes of Chittenden, Tabor of Bssax. saaitD
ef Franklin, Adamr of Grand Lde. Child of Le
moille, Thomas ut Orange, IKckerman of Orieaas.
Alleaof Hatuuid, Titkin of Washington. Field-:
Wiadaam, lian? of Wiadjor.
Mr Baker ol Enosburgh. movd that that part
of Sec " cf the rules ol the House refrairag 31
hours to intervene betweea the 2d aai 34r?
f all bills of a public aeurc, be saspeoded m
rafercaee to House Bill 1 . orderei.
ilr. Masry f WeathersfieU, moved that tn
partof the "d sec. which provides for theap
poiatarMt of ! tan dm; oommitteee be jaspfaded.
Mr. Gfsad of Morristewn proposed as aW;
aeat, that the ralea aad HndiS eaeamtttea
the) last aesaioa be adopted a the rules mi su
i- ooBuaittees of the present seseiea. The metioa
wan agreed U as ameaded-
Upoa motion of Mr. Mytr of Jamatea. tb
From tho N. Y. Courier sad Eaqairer.
Dkowm.vg oct or tm Iowek Missiasirn
Let the Kebels on the ijwer MiesisHpji
look well to their position. Those who rebel
against the (jruvermaent, rob mints, steal
shipe, rille arsenals, and turn the aged and
the sick out of hospitals to convert them
into barracks for traitors and rebels, will
not be treated with too niuek leniency- A
certainly as we now write, the lortb-wesi
with spades onlv, protected with rid, will
drown out the whole countrv on the Iwr
Mississippi, aa relentlessly as they would
drown out rats in the hold of a ship. Aad
nothing is easier. Lit them look to it then.
Tf! return tn iliBi,- ILor.tn.w to.-hi lit it IS VCt
. .uiu. umiuw.,
in their power to do so.
The Troy Whig savs : .
"There is one thing the'Governtnent m beond too
Instantly. And that is, to flu an hold "af
ory BaUimore etty and tkt txnrt nu'i from "'
city to cits "f Vuhinpcr It i true, " are
ather rautes to Waahingtoa; bat ooe to f a
so aataral.so spcody as thw. Th ,rtttr" .
isentiU-d to the aaauffi of ''
aad the fact that rewdy and rcW fHrV"l " ,'
dertahea to obstruct it, is one verjr r r7,4
why tho Government should at r'',
authority anJ power thtrr If r ' i
cityol Wa.thin-tofl ; if wo ar- iit5""
troox South if PeooFylvania al! :
r w U eeatinne, this mate u l'fZBat!.
to seek ctaer. taore 'P'vj'S
i' luuaiiy wiia
it . very llordcr State
wo nave most iicd te
d te ka -T.r. wrea
the Laws, iiTTheref-'r Sapreniiy j--.
puted, at the cost et lae rt Wo - jake
war for the preservation of the I a :-Tie e.
and haia tab mob-riddfn city, srt, f
the SoTarnment, and eondty, o1'-' proteff
loyal peopta there, whe are betf - Att
tbemservM. If resittaaoo ii off:- .TVj,.
with all the opposing laree nee7?
comes to worst xaka rare ef faithful r
women and children, and then roSae